Victor I agree. I am the type of girl who, "cleans up well". Sometimes it seems like there is a more feral, untamed, and imperfect nature to a more poised, perfected, and marketable image.
I wonder sometimes, the differences my life would have consisted of, if I say, lived back in the good old days before make up was invented.
It is no doubt that beauty helps us to project out our ideal self physically, and that the focus of superficiality contributes to the decline of primping other characteristics, like personality. However, what is not being noted here, is that make up is abundant. It is common. And so, what we consider to be an advantage is utilized by so many people, it has just become common. It loses its importance, its effectiveness. And so, we all find ourselves, exactly where we started. Just as people, with funny habits.